Time Variant Reliability Under Environmental Loadsby Mark J. Marley, Principal Engineer; Hovik, Norway,
Abstract: Time variant reliability with deteriorating resistance under a stochastic load process is considered. An outcrossing formulation for fatigue degradation is presented, and a simple and conservative approximation based on a time invariant model is proposed. The formulations are extended to environmental load processes typical for marine structures. The methods are verified by Monte Carlo time step simulation.
Subject Headings: Load factors | Environmental issues | Structural reliability | Computer models | Chemical degradation | Fatigue (material) | Mathematical models | Stochastic processes | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo
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